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Mar 17, 2011 3:30pm PDT
warned to guard against germs. and despite no proof that it will help, this woman tells us she's wearing it for protection from radiation. tokyo's stores have long lines and some empty shelves, much of it blamed on hording. "i'm planning to buy more than i should" this shopper says. staples like noodles, batteries and toilet painer are running out. rolling outages, darkened intersection played havoc with a.t.m.s. people are jamming the airports and long lines have begun at passport offices. this official says more than twice the normal number of people are here. meanwhile, those who remain homeless in the countryside are beginning to worry about a dwindling number of supplies. 1.6 million japanese still don't have access to water. "what we're lacking most is water and vegetables" he says. "we need vitamin "c". going to the bathroom is a major problem, too." portable toilets, clothing and kerosene heaters are on their way if they can make it over the heavily damaged roads. search-and-rescue teams like this one from los angeles keep looking but so far they're not finding the surviv
CBS
Mar 16, 2011 5:30pm PDT
, katie, we found out just this morning that the united states has offered the use of a high-tech drone to fly over this troubled site to take detailed pictures of what's going on inside. this is actually a spy drone which means it's equipped with infrared equipment which can look down and look inside and find out exactly where the hottest spots are. >> couric: we know so far wind has been blowing in a direction that has been pushing the radiation particles from the reactor out to sea. could that weather pattern be changing in any way? >> reporter: yeah, we've been really, really lucky. the predominant winds have been west to east, blowing whatever atomic particles out to sea. there are some weather models right now that are saying that could shift in the next couple of days with a predominant north to south wind, and if that happens, and if there's a significant release of radioactive material, it would head right toward tokyo. >> couric: harry smith in tokyo, thank you. james acton is an nuclear safety expert with the carnegie endowment. james what, is the biggest caws for concern at
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